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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2018: 7th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria

     

COMPARISON OF MEASURED AND SIMULATED FOOT SKIN BLOOD FLOW DURING LIGHT AND MEDIUM ACTIVITIES AND THE EFFECT ON FOOT SKIN TEMPERATURE PREDICTION

St Vesela, B. Rm Kingma, A. Frijns, W. Van, Marken Lichtenbelt

Abstract: A major component of thermophysiological models is the local skin blood flow (SBF), which was mainly derived for low activity levels (0.8-1 met). Here, the foot SBF was measured in experiments during three activities (1-3.5 met). Additionally, the local skin temperatures (T skini) were recorded. The experiments were simulated using the thermophysiological model ThermoSEM. The resulting measured foot SBF is 10-40 times higher than the simulated SBF. Also, T skini prediction is poor (AT max = 8°C).
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